Girl ends life af­ter fa­ther re­fuses to buy mo­bile phone

The Hitavada - - HOME & ABROAD -

A 17-YEAR-OLD girl al­legedly com­mit­ted sui­cide near here af­ter her fa­ther ap­par­ently re­fused to buy her a mo­bile phone, po­lice said on Thurs­day. The teenager on Wed­nes­day set her­self ablaze at her home in Sankhalim vil­lage, about 45 kms from here, when her mother was tak­ing a bath and her fa­ther had gone to drop her el­der sis­ter to col­lege, an of­fi­cial at the Bi­cholim po­lice sta­tion said.

When the mother came out of the bath­room, she found her daugh­ter in flames and tried to douse them, he said. The mother then rushed the girl to a com­mu­nity health cen­tre at Sankhalim where she suc­cumbed to her burns, he said. The of­fi­cial said that the girl was up­set over her fa­ther’s re­fusal to buy a mo­bile phone for her.

The po­lice have reg­is­tered a case in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent, he added.

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